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ViewSonic ViewPad 7 official: Android 2.2 and 'full' phone functionality

We know you're positively giddy with excitement to get at this OlivePad rebadge and ViewSonic is today fanning those flames of desire with a little bit of pre-IFA PR. Made official today, the 7-inch ViewPad 7 will try to lure in Android lovers with its tasty Froyo parfait, underpinned by hardware that includes front- and back-facing cameras, 3G for both phone and data transmissions, and a full-sized SIM slot.

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Intel Is Close to Acquisition of Infineon Wireless Unit

A deal would give Intel a foothold in the market for smartphone chips, a segment that is experiencing double-digit annual growth.

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Fennec Alpha Released For Android And Nokia N900

An early, pre-alpha version of Mozilla's Fennec mobile browser has been around for months, but the Firefox developer has today released an official full alpha for download. And it's not just Android that's benefitting—the mobile browser has also been released for Nokia's N900 smartphone. 

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Cell phones, MPI, and extending the boundaries of supercomputing

Jeff Squyres has a post to get your Friday morning off right in which he issues a challenge for someone in the community with a little free time to extend Open MPI…into your pocket! 

Jeff Squyres has a post to get your Friday morning off right in which he issues a challenge for someone in the community with a little free time to extend Open MPI…into your pocket

We’ve actually idly chatted about such things in the Open MPI community for a while.  It would be tremendously fun to write an iPhone/Android app that could talk to an MPI implementation and/or application.  Perhaps a good starting point would be to have the MPI implementation talk to an iPhone/Android phone.

Indeed, a simple first feature might well be push notifications when an MPI job completes. Open MPI supports “notifier” plugins  that exactly fit this use-case scenario.  We just need someone to write a notifier that sends an iPhone/Android push notification.

Any takers?  Ping me; I’d be happy to point you in the right direction.

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Program announced for Embedded Linux Conference Europe

The program for the Embedded Linux Conference Europe has been announced. The conference will be held October 26-28 in Cambridge, UK, and will be co-located with the GStreamer conference on October 26. "The conference will host almost 50 sessions, including presentations, Birds-of-a-Feather sessions, keynotes and tutorials." Some of the speakers...

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